In this section
Planning and organisational skills help people
prepare for situations and decide how to finish activities in
the most efficient and effective way. These skills are often
affected by a brain injury.
There are a collection of cognitive or
thinking skills that are often discussed as a group and called
'executive functions' or 'higher level thinking skills'. These
skills include planning and organisation.
Difficulties with organisation and planning
skills, as well as other cognitive difficulties, are formally
identified by a neuropsychological assessment. A neuropsychologist
and cognitive therapist can help put
together compensatory and management strategies that are
suitable for each individual child and their particular cognitive
strengths and weaknesses.
Developed by the RCH Paediatric
Rehabilitation Service. Based on imformation from the Brain Injury
Service at Westmead Children's Hospital (with permission).
First published February 2007. Updated November 2010.
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